Douglas County, Nebraska
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County Information

Douglas County was established in 1855. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 340 square miles, of which 331 square miles is land and 9 square miles is water.

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 517,110. It is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.

Sailor And Soldier Statues at the Durham Museum in Omaha
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Douglas County Online Data


Births & Birthdays Biographies Cemeteries
Census Data Churches Clubs, Societies & Organizations
Documents Geographical Features Historical Info
Marriages, Anniversaries & Divorces Military News Articles
Obituaries/Deaths People & Families Precincts
Schools Towns & Villages

Website Updates:

25 Nov 2015:
Bios: William J. Coad; Mahlon W. Griest; Frederick Hoyer Millener, M. D.; William Stull; John Lee Webster
13 Nov 2015:
Bios: William F. Denny; Henry O. Edwards; Arthur Hoover; Jay B. Katz; Samuel Mancuso; Judge Arthur Cooper Wakeley; Glenn Carlton Wharton; Albert Sidney White; Frank Withnell
06 Nov 2015:
Military: Other - Veteran of the Blue Are Luncheon Guests
16 Oct 2015:
Obituaries/Deaths: Levi Carter
11 Oct 2015:
Military: Veteran Deaths - Charles L. Arenz; Clifford H. Benig, Jr.; Ralph E. Bergman; Richard E. Carman; Eugene H. Denker; Charles Duncan; Donald P. Feller; Robert M. Gregory; Troy J. Martin; James R. McDole; William W. Musgrave; Alexander Naran; Bernard J. Oltman; John V. Schill; Robert G. Selvig; Elwyn J. Siebels; Donald R. Starks; Freddie L. Travis; Rodney Tucker; Joseph J. Vance; Douglas Zoeb; Lawrence J. Zwart; Stanley G. Zyla, Jr.
01 Oct 2015:
Historical Info: Businesses - Hotels of Former Years
Bios: William C. Bullard; Allan B. Hamilton; John Alexander Munroe; Hugh Murphy; Milton Charles Peters; William P. Snowden; Rev. James Arthur Tancock; Clarence H. Walrath; Henry George Windheim; John O. Yeiser

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Surrounding Counties

Dodge County - (northwest)
Washington County - (north)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa - (east)
Sarpy County - (south)
Saunders County - (west)

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